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Law School Applications / BU e-mail
« on: March 24, 2008, 06:39:18 PM »
Did anyone else who had not been previously notified of a decision get an e-mail that started:

Congratulations again on your acceptance to BU Law!  If you are interested in joining us at our March 28 Open House for Admitted Students...

I'm wondering if it was mistakenly sent to me.

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Law School Applications / Cornell email
« on: March 22, 2008, 02:12:35 AM »
I went to decision at Cornell, but did not get an e-mail. Can I assume a rejection or is there someone out there who got in w/o an e-mail that can give me hope?

Based on recent pattern of decisions at LSN and #s I thought it was going to be good news, but the lack of an email made me quickly reconsider.

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Law School Applications / Updated Graphs on LSN
« on: February 19, 2008, 07:29:36 PM »
Just a friendly PSA. Updated 2/19/08

Sorry if this has been posted already

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Law School Applications / If T14's were athletes...
« on: January 27, 2008, 10:09:15 PM »
Got bored so I figured 'what the hell?' Need some help finishing it though. And I'm already well aware that this is nowhere close to JD's high school girls list.


So if T14's were athletes they would be the following:

Yale: Michael Phelps. Simply the best in his field and while those familiar with all sports realize he dominates his sport more, the average person will think that while great, he is no Tiger.

Alternate Yale: Lance Armstrong. Proved he was the best and doesn't need to compete anymore.

Stanford:

Harvard: Tiger Woods. You would be hard pressed to find someone who wasnít familiar with him and hence many people not familiar with lesser known sports (law school) will think he is the best.

Columbia: Alex Rodriguez. Plays on the biggest stage there is and while one of the best, as of now it is generally recognized that there were others better.

NYU: Derek Jeter. Plays right next to A-Rod in that big city, but letís face it, isnít quite as good.

Chicago:

Penn: Bo Jackson. Great overall athlete, but we canít help but think that he chose the wrong sport to play full-time. Would have been better served staying on the football field (Wharton).

Alternate Penn: Barry Bonds. Yes heís up there with the greats, but is it because of artificial inflation?

Mich:

Boalt: Are there any dominant surfers?

UVa:

Duke: Vladimir Guerrero while on the Expos. 5-tool player that has it all, but plays in a place where people donít really want to go.

Northwestern: Whoever leads the senior PGA tour.

Cornell: Scottie Pippen. Very good player, but take him off of those dominant Bull teams (Ivies) and suddenly his status plummets.

GULC:


**- Does not reflect the views of this poster, but rather a list based off the consensus of these boards. I actually like some of the schools I take shots at and hope to attend one.

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Law School Applications / Last Semester Advice
« on: January 18, 2008, 12:27:54 AM »
Ok, so I know that the lucky ones have acceptances to their top choices, but for those of us that don't and need to actually do something our last semester of undergrad...

I still have a few credits that need to be allocated to certain requirements, but for the other ones...

Which do you think is a better course of action?

Option A) Take a few courses outside my major that I have interest in (I'm thinking one religion and one philosophy)

Option B) Take one of those courses and replace the other with a much easier course from my major to guarantee an A. The A would raise my major GPA enough to qualify me for an honor society, as well as raise my cumulative GPA to just above the 3.5 mark. However, if I did this then I would need one extra credit (stupid university regulations) and would probably take a weight-lifting class (fits my schedule plus wouldn't hurt for the sports i do for the school).

So I think it comes down to whether the honor society/GPA boost would be enough to deter attention away from the fact that I'm taking a lower level class.

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Law School Applications / Two questions
« on: January 14, 2008, 05:11:42 PM »
Is there an understanding as to what the amount of "$" means as far as scholarship money?
If I see accepted: School($$), does $$$=full scholarship, $$=half or something along those guidelines?

If schools requested my lsdas report on the same day and I have more than enough reports purchased then why are they not sent on the same day?

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Law School Applications / Transcript Question
« on: January 13, 2008, 01:52:38 AM »
Do schools see your whole transcript or only what is in the "Academic Summary" available on the LSAC site?

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Law School Applications / Chances w/ 3.xx/1xx
« on: December 25, 2007, 04:30:04 AM »
Well its a little before 4:30am on Christmas here in NY and I'm just so gosh darn excited that I can't sleep. So of course here I am on LSD. Anyway....

Anyone have input as to my chances at:

UPenn
Michigan
UVa
Duke
Cornell
Georgetown

Also, am I a pretty much good to go at BC, BU, ND and Fordham (didn't want to use initials for that one)?

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Such as avg or median GPA, avg/median for my major. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Law School Applications / LOR from recent graduate
« on: October 11, 2007, 11:11:01 PM »
If you know a recent grad/current student from a particular law school, would getting a LOR from them be a good thing? Obviously it would be coupled with an academia LOR for a candidate straight out of undergrad. Would it look good that someone who knows exactly what is expected and required to be an endorser? Thanks for the help.

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